Arts and Culture Calendar 6-4-14

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Thursday 5

RACE Exhibition
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History presents “RACE: Are We So Different?’ at 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This exhibition looks at the ways science and human-history has intersected to form our understanding and beliefs about race. It explores the history of the idea of race, the changing role of science in that history and so much more. The exhibit will be displayed through Oct. 27. For more information, call 412-622-3131 or visit http://www.carnegiemnh.org.

Jazz Jam
CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge presents “The Roger Humphries & RH Factor Jazz Jam Session” at 8 p.m. at 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. There will be live jazz and fun every Thursday night. Must be 30 years or older and there is a dress code that will be enforced. No tennis shoes, sweats, or athletic gear. For more information, call 412-642-2377.

Friday 6

Arts Festival
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the 55th Annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival at Point State Park, Downtown. This is a celebration of the arts featuring world-class, multi-disciplinary performing and visual arts attractions. Artists include Bridgette Perdue, Curtis Harding, Complaints n’at Choir, Yemaya Pittsburgh and so much more. The festival will run from June 6-15. For more information, visit http://www.3riversartsfest.org.

Word=Life
The Pittsburgh Hip Hop Collective presents “Word=Life” A Celebration of Spoken Word at 7 p.m. at the Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave., East Liberty. The event will explore and demonstrate the roots of hip-hop, spoken word and poetry. There will be featured performance from Def Jam All-Star Black Ice, along with Vanessa German and B-Tree. There will also be an open mic portion. National recording artist Jasiri X will be the evening’s host. For more information, visit http://www.1Hood.org.

Saturday 7

Riverview Jazz Series
Citiparks presents its Jazz Stars at Riverview Concert Series from 7-8:30 p.m. at Riverview Park, Riverview Avenue, North Side. Saturday evenings through August, guests can enjoy Pittsburgh’s premier jazz. This evening’s performer will be Roger Humphries. Inclement weather may cause concert cancellations. For more information, call 412-255-2493.

FULL BLOOM
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents its FULL BLOOM Summer Dance Party benefit bash at 7 p.m. at 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This dance party is for the young and young at heart. Attendees will enjoy live music by Vie Boheme, aerialist Kelsey Keller, opera sensation RedMoose Presents, and soul and funk music with DJ Vex, J. Malls and DJ LoveLife. The dance party benefits the Theater’s operation. For more information, call 412-363-3000 or visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org

Sunday 8

Second Sunday Series
Andys Wine Bar presents its Second Sunday Music Series from 7-10 p.m. at Andys Wine Bar, Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel, 510 Market St., Downtown. The featured artist will be Kinetic, the original jazz-fusion. For more information, visit http://www.andyswinebar.com.

Monday 9

Savoy Jazz
Savoy Restaurant presents Savoy Jazz Mondays from 5-10 p.m. at 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. Every Monday, guests can enjoy live jazz in a sophisticated atmosphere with the Roger Humphries Trio and a special guest. This week’s special guest will be The Jevon Rushton Quartet. The attire is business casual. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.

Tuesday 10

JazzLive
BNY Mellon, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and others present JazzLive at 5 p.m. at the Agnes Katz Plaza at Theater Square, Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday guests can celebrate a decade of jazz in the Cultural District and enjoy hot jazz from some of the most talented musicians. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org..

 

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